Met Museum Symposium ‘In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day” ~ December 9th



Image: Jade Eco Park, Philippe Rahm-Philippe Rahm Architect 

This Saturday, December 9th, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day.

Image: Film still from The Institute of Isolation by Lucy McRae. Photo by Julian Love

The all-day event will focus on contemporary architecture and design devoted to the most exciting and critical spatial projects of 2017.

Brining together international architects, artists, curators, theorists, and filmmakers, the presenters will illuminate the creative process behind newly built homes and institutions, along with advancements in new technologies, and areas that have been greatly affected by climate change and natural and man-made disasters.

Highlights include:

  • Keynote speaker Wang Shu in a discussion of the Fuyang Cultural Complex in China. Wang received the Pritzker Prize in 2012 and the Gold Prize of Architecture from France Architecture Academy in 2011; he was also named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine in 2013
  • Fast-paced presentations by architects, artists, filmmakers, and researchers on “Projects of the Year”
  • A conversation with a creative leader at IKEA led by Beatrice Galilee, The Met’s Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art; and a panel discussion, “In Our Future: Radical Design Education,” moderated by Sandra Jackson-Dumont, The Met’s Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education
  • A site-specific commission by artist Julie Mehretu

In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day will take place this Saturday, December 9th from 11am to 6pm at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street.

Free with Museum admission. Advance Registration is recommended.